The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

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Which Party Had Most Members of Congress After the Election 1958-1984
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Incorrect, DK/No'


  % OF GROUP: '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Males 15 40 ** 13 72 46 37 37 ** 31 53 81 37 40
Females 29 48 ** 26 85 54 52 49 ** 49 65 88 54 56
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Whites non-Hispanic 20 42 ** 18 79 50 44 43 ** 40 58 85 44 45
Black non-Hispanic 45 74 ** 45 82 58 57 50 ** 53 64 83 58 67
Hispanic ** ** ** ** 85 64 57 50 ** 59 84 96 65 63
Race oth/mult non-Hisp ** ** ** ** 100 75 75 0 ** 60 76 94 73 59
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 39 61 ** 38 88 65 55 57 ** 63 72 91 69 73
High School Diploma 19 43 ** 18 80 53 50 46 ** 46 65 90 52 58
Some College, no Degree 8 32 ** 10 69 38 34 33 ** 30 54 81 42 38
College Degree/ Post-grad 6 19 ** 5 64 32 22 30 ** 19 38 72 23 26
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Income 0-16 Percentile 44 69 ** 39 84 64 67 54 ** 64 71 88 61 72
Income 17-33 Percentile 31 57 ** 23 89 56 52 54 ** 48 64 90 59 55
Income 34-67 Percentile 15 42 ** 19 78 49 47 45 ** 42 57 85 43 46
Income 68-95 Percentile 12 33 ** 10 75 41 33 33 ** 29 56 81 35 37
Income 96-100 Percentile 5 25 ** 11 70 40 31 29 ** 17 37 75 25 32
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Professionals 8 28 ** 10 ** 40 31 30 ** 25 48 78 29 28
White Collar 13 33 ** 12 ** 50 40 37 ** 37 59 86 49 51
Blue Collar 23 48 ** 24 ** 52 49 49 ** 45 65 87 52 55
Unskilled 32 71 ** 34 ** 70 58 56 ** 48 68 93 62 75
Farmers 31 46 ** 28 ** 58 54 48 ** 55 68 79 61 67
Housewives 31 54 ** 26 ** 55 56 52 ** 52 62 90 52 57
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Union Households 21 43 ** 18 78 51 46 42 ** 39 61 86 39 45
Non-Union Households 23 45 ** 21 79 51 46 44 ** 42 59 85 48 50
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
South 33 45 ** 29 80 46 48 51 ** 45 59 83 49 56
Nonsouth 19 45 ** 18 79 52 45 41 ** 41 60 86 45 46
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 74 85 65 63
Born 1943-1958 ** ** ** 19 72 49 51 48 ** 46 64 87 45 47
Born 1927-1942 27 44 ** 21 79 46 44 37 ** 34 56 82 39 44
Born 1911-1926 20 41 ** 17 77 50 43 43 ** 40 54 86 44 40
Born 1895-1910 20 42 ** 23 82 56 45 43 ** 45 53 85 50 61
Born before 1895 28 62 ** 28 85 66 49 66 ** 52 84 80 67 0
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Democrats (incl leaners) 21 43 ** 23 79 51 45 43 ** 43 59 87 46 49
Independents 33 48 ** 31 87 59 61 62 ** 52 78 91 68 68
Republicans (incl leaners) 18 42 ** 12 76 46 39 37 ** 35 49 80 38 43
  '58 '60 '62 '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84
Liberals ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 40 ** 32 54 76 36 36
Moderates ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 38 ** 38 56 86 42 48
Conservatives ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 35 ** 25 47 81 31 36

    ___   (underline) indicates 50 or fewer total respondents within group
    **     indicates question not asked or no cases within group
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Table 1C.2.1
Source: The American National Election Studies
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NOTE: variable used for race grouping has changed. See Table 1A.3

(Table generated: 26OCT15)